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How Are You Today?

Today, I tried a new way of answering the question “How are you?” I am curious to see how my colleagues react to my response and whether it will spark an interesting conversation.

I was supposed to answer, “I would say I am a 9.99 out of 10.” to avoid answering follow-up questions. But the silly me typed, “I would say I am an 8.5 out of 10.” instead. 8.5 is pretty good, but not the best.

I can honestly say that it really started a conversation. Many sent their warm messages. And that alone brightened my day. Hmmm, I love you, guys!

The pandemic has created a world in which we are unsure of our emotions. I know I am OK but not fine fine. And I do not want to give them the same old, same old boring response: “I am fine, thank you”. It is boring, yet useful when you do not want to engage in a conversation. I would not want that.

So I made a point of keeping a few more real, funny, and unique responses on hand for the next time they ask.

  1. Somewhere between better and best.
  2. Somewhere between blah and meh.
  3. Navigating the twists and turns of life.
  4. Getting better with every passing minute.
  5. Each day is better than the next.
  6. Living one day at a time.
  7. Sunshine all day long!
  8. Dancing to the rhythm of life.
  9. Taking life one sip at a time.
  10. We age not by years, but by stories.

Here are some more one-of-a-kind responses.

  1. Medium well.
  2. Under renovation.
  3. Fair to partly cloudy.
  4. 50/50.
  5. Currently on energy-saving mode.
  6. Unplugged.
  7. Fifty shades of tired!

And these..

  1. Overloaded!
  2. Overworked and underpaid.
  3. Waking up blessed, not stressed. Or other way.
  4. Working on myself, for myself, and by myself.
  5. Excited and intoxicated.
  6. Better days are coming. They are called: Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and payday.
  7. I feel like I’m already tired tomorrow. (me all the time)
  8. I can’t complain! (another me)
  9. I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do. (and me)

Next question, please.

So how are you really? I would love to hear from you.